Wendy Williams isn’t buying any story that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks was unaware of the illegal activities that found husband Apollo Nida charged with bank fraud and identity theft. During the Monday (Jan. 27) episode of “The Wendy Williams Show,” the host made it clear that she’s no fan of the couple.
Starting off by referring to Nida as “Phaedra’s son,” Williams caught her audience up on the charges the reality star was hit with on Jan. 23, which stem from allegations he created fake companies, opened fake bank accounts and deposited stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into said fraudulent accounts. “It’s really bad,” Williams says. “Apollo might get to jail before Juicy Joe with this one.” Of course, she’s referring to that other “Housewives” husband in big legal trouble, Joe Giudice from “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Williams admits to having conducted an informal poll around set, asking if everyone thought Parks knew what her husband was up to before he turned himself in. “Of course she did,” she bellows as her audience nods in agreement.
“Those Bravo checks aren’t big enough to buy a new funeral home and clothes for Mr. President [the name she uses to refer to second son, Dylan],” Williams adds. “Somebody needed a job from some place.”
Nida, who was granted pretrial bail, will face a federal judge on February 12. This isn’t his first brush with the law. He was previously imprisoned from 2004-2009 for auto title fraud. Looks like history may soon repeat itself.
Check out Williams’ comments on the couple and their legal woes in the video below. They begin at around 11:30.